The Minnesota Licensing and Registration System, a.k.a. MNLARS, has been beset with problems for years due to attempts to upgrade a 30-year-old software system that state residents use to update license plates, vehicle registrations and vehicle titles. The state has spent years working on this software update, along with tens of millions of dollars, and the system still isn’t working properly. Recently, the Legislative Auditor’s Office created a report highly critical of MNLARS. Joel Alter was one of the authors of the report, and he appeared on Almanac to discuss its findings.